Diwali is always a special time for all. The preparations for this celebration begin weeks, and sometimes months, in advance. As the festivities get closer, houses are cleaned, prepped, revamped and decorated. The markets are flooded with Diwali sweets, gifts, lamps and flowers, while families, friends and loved ones prepare to visit each other, sometimes, even from across the world to spend this special time together.
Today, we have an account of such a family, whose daughter was coming home after two years, right in time to celebrate Diwali. Let’s hear it straight from the father.
My daughter comes home as much as she can, which isn’t as often as we would like. But when she does, it’s a cherished and precious time. We spend our days indulging in good food, movies, music and catching up with each other.
Diwali for us is all about happiness, and ever since she went to the US for her higher studies, we treasure this festival of lights even more. For the past two years, my daughter’s internships and college projects have kept her preoccupied and she hasn’t been able to make a home-visit since. Diwali without her hasn’t been the same but this year would be special. I just couldn’t wait to see her excited face as she pulled into our compound from the airport! The exteriors are the first thing anyone notices about a house and I knew something about it would catch my daughter off-guard and really surprise her! In fact, it’s all I could picture in my mind’s eye and I would spend my mornings having breakfast in our garden thinking about this.
Flashback time! Rewind to two years ago and I still remember the morning in my living room. As I picked up our newspaper, I chanced across an interesting ad with a paint product that was formulated to keep dust away and retain new looking walls for years. It was an ad for Berger’s Weathercoat Anti Dustt and the timing certainly seemed right. With the on-going construction of a mall nearby, there was a lot of dust in the environment, which was affecting the look of my home’s exteriors. Also, I wanted our house to always look good for my daughter, whenever she decides to visit.
I had been looking for a long-term solution as I personally believe that taking care of the exteriors is just as important as the interiors. The ad resonated with me for this very reason and it was just the answer I was looking for. As it promised fresh and new looking exterior walls for years to come, I knew it would be a valuable investment and I wouldn’t have do it again for a very long time.
There were many ways to contact Berger Paints India, so I called up the number mentioned and connected with a Berger representative. I wanted to hear about the product from him directly. I remember having a good chuckle thinking of my daughter affectionately calling me an oldie for this, as most information is available online, but I prefer to do things the old fashioned way.
The Berger rep was happy to answer my queries and informed me that due to its unique Dust-guard technology, Berger Weathercoat Anti Dustt does not allow dust to settle on the walls of the house, thus keeping it looking shining and new for years to come. It also keeps walls free of stains and black stripe marks caused due to dust. In addition to this, it also provides long-lasting protection from fungus and algae on walls while enhancing the overall beauty of the house with a rich, soft sheen.
What more can you ask for when you are living in a place where constructions take place every day, be it houses, roads, bridges or buildings? I also learnt that it is Green-Pro certified for a cleaner and more sustainable future. I was sold on this idea and I immediately booked an appointment.
It all took place pretty quickly from hereon. Berger’s colour catalogue was extensive. I began by picking the shades I knew my daughter would love. The team worked tirelessly to transform my house and the quality of work was top-notch. They used some really interesting tools that significantly sped up the process and were efficient in their work. They did not cause any inconvenience to me while painting and I was, thankfully, able to relax and go on with my daily activities. I was impressed by their work ethic and conduct. It gave me peace of mind and I didn’t feel bogged down at all by the thought of painting.
The team arrived each day on time and tidied up before they left, leaving the area clean and mess-free, plus I was so happy with the end result. I realised the amount of difference professionals make when it comes to a painting project, be it paint catalogue consultation, recommending colours or timely delivery.
If you are wondering about my daughter’s reaction when she saw our exteriors after two years, you have to take a look at this!
Here’s hoping you had a happy and safe Diwali with your loved ones and a big thank you to Berger Paints India for adding colour and happiness to our lives!